The Nextcloud Conference is always a great time for contributors, as they can discuss their latest projects and share insights with their fellow Nextclouders. We organize two rounds of lightning talks to give them space to do so during the weekend, during which we invite all our contributors, app maintainers and partners to give a 5 minutes preview of what they have been doing in the course of the last year, and what comes next. This year has been a great track, as over two dozen App maintainers and third party contributors have presented their projects. In the afternoon we held well attended workshops on subjects like Docker containers or writing your first Nextcloud app but those were not recorded – you’ll have to join us next year, August 23-30 at the TU Berlin, to be a part of that!
Keynotes and lightning talks
We started each day with a keynote to set the tone for the day. On Saturday, we opened with an inspiring keynote from Tristan Nitot, Mozilla Europe co-founder and former President about surveillance in the digital age. Sunday Moodle founder & Moodle PTY LTD CEO Martin Dougiamas talked us through the story of Moodle but also challenged us to take a step back and look at the big picture of what we do.
Lightning talks are short sessions aiming at bringing the audience in only one track. They first allow to connect faces and topics: knowing who is doing what helps start the discussion! They are also a good option timewise, as 5 minutes encourage people to go straight to the point: no lengthy presentations, no people leaving the room because they’re not interested in the topic. Finally, they are a nice occasion to advertise workshops or more in-depth discussions later in the day to bring people together around a specific topic!
Here is an overview of what was discussed on Saturday:
- Welcome to TU Berlin – we’re now Nextclouders – Thomas Hildmann
- Android App: The journey of the 1st year in the wild – Andy Scherzinger
- Android App, current state and outlook – Tobias Kaminsky
- Introducing the Tirana Nextcloud community – Silva Arapi
- What is new in the desktop client – Roeland Douma
- Client-side Encryption with Cryptomator – Tobias Hagemann
- Push Notifications in Nextcloud – Joas Schilling
- Introducing On My Disk Connector: easy way to connect your external drive to Nextcloud – Alexey Volkov
- Making communication easier: The Nextcloud Chat – Klaus Herberth
- Rails Girls Summer of Code participants working on the Contacts app
Sunday, the following lighting talks took place:
- The Nextcloud iOS app is now free – Nina Cercy
- The Video Calls app – Ivan Sein
- Beame Insta-SSL for Nextcloud – Ilya Sher
- Streamlining the Nextcloud Docker Experience – Paul Adams
- DAVdroid integration with Nextcloud – Bernhard Stockmann and Ricki Hirner
- Nextcloud Audio Player: lessons learned and outlook – Marcel Scherello
- Join the Nextcloud design team! – Jan-Christoph
- Free software licensing in a nutshell – Björn Schießle
- Making the App for the Univention Corporate Server – Arthur Schiwon
- Presenting Deck, a kanban-like board for Nextcloud – Julius Härtl
- How to start a Nextcloud community in your city? – Redon Skikuli
- My summer with GNOME and Nextcloud – Julian Härtl
- The NextcloudPi project – nachoparker
- Fostering a diverse and welcoming community – Jan-Christoph Borchardt
Earlier we already published the talks from our Enterprise Friday, which you can watch here.